In 1992, novelist/actor/quiz-show host Stephen Fry (who would later play the role of Mycroft Holmes in the largely awful second Sherlock Holmes film directed by Guy Ritchie) published a collection of short pieces entitled Paperweight. One of the short works was a Sherlock Holmes adventure: "The Adventure of the Laughing Jarvey." Fry's introduction to the story says, "...if the story is not genuine then it ought to be." Indeed, Fry's Holmes story is a delightful little Yuletide romp along the lines of the canonical story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle." Holmes and Watson are called upon to help a Victorian novelist recover a lost manuscript. Told with Fry's characteristic wit, the story is relatively inconsequential, but enjoyable nonetheless. Apparently, Stephen Fry is a bit of a Sherlockian, and manages to capture some of the flavor of the canonical Holmes stories.
You can read "The Adventure of the Laughing Jarvey" online here.
(One more incidental note on Mr. Fry and his Sherlock Holmes connection: Fry is best friends with Hugh Laurie, who played Dr. House on the American TV drama House, a character who has been compared by many to Sherlock Holmes.)
I know I haven't shared anything on Baker Street Babble for awhile. I'm trying to get back into it, but I've got a lot going on at the moment. Meanwhile, below is a link to a brief article about the upcoming Sherlock DVD box set, that features a fun little crack-up moment between Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch. Enjoy.
I'm a stay-at-home dad, and Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. And a longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes.